Let's Do This. Though Swag Maven can't tell by looking out the window, Spring is about to well, Spring. As sure as the daffodils are blooming and the clock is about to spring forward, the days are getting longer and neighborhood festivals are starting to populate the calendar.

First up, is the Penn Cove Mussel Fest co-hosted by one of our treasured clients: Penn Cove Shellfish (fair warning: clicking on this link will make you hungry, very hungry).


Our Favorite Mussel Man - The one, the only Rawle       


Each year at this time, the fine folks of Coupville, Washington on beatiful Whidbey Island set up the tents, tables and outdoor stoves and invite the state to come out and celebrate one of the more delectable jewels of Puget Sound - the native Penn Cove Mussel. We can't think of a better way to spend what looks to be a dreary (weatherwise that is) end of winter-weekend than hopping a ferry and wandering the streets of Coupville to partake in this fun and fabulous fair, now in it's 30th year.


Scenes from Mussel Fest 2015  


A lot to do, A lot to do. But Swag Maven, what the heck is there to do at a Mussel Fest? A lot my friend. A lot. From Mussel Farm Tours (true story: they exist), cooking demos and Shifty Sailors Singing Songs of the Sea to the chowder cookoff (sampling available natch) there is plenty to keep you busy for the day. And, don't forget to stop by one of the two beer gardens, both with live music. Gotta have something to wash down all that chowda, right?  

Bringing the kids? No problem - they have an activity center set up, just for the wee ones. And what? They can fish off the pier for free too? How cool is that?  As if tasty mussels and fresh sea air weren't enough!

What about the Swag? Now you know Swag Maven is never too far away from the swag. Of course all the good merch is available at the Musselfest - t-shirts, caps, beanies and even tattoos. I'll let you in on a little secret. Word on the street is that fair-goers who pick up a batch of mussels to bring home will receive this sweet tote. 

Swag Tote : Just one of the many ways Incentives By Design can help you with your event. 

What are you Waiting For? Here's how it's gonna go down. You've been working hard all winter and now it's  time to take a little break. Clear your weekend schedule and get yourself to Coupleville for some Mussels, Music and Good Cheer. Then come on home all rested up and first thing Monday morning, you call your swag coach and let's discuss how we can help you with your next event.